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“The source of power is the people in the community volunteering to foster these sorts of conversations and have them be accessed by trusted local media partners.”
Plus: A fake news game that seems to inoculate players against fake news.
“Given the dearth of empirical studies about news audience behavior in the world’s largest democracy, our study provides a benchmark for future comparative research on news consumption across platforms and across countries to build on.”
A growing number of news sites block incognito readers, figuring they’re probably trying to get around a paywall. But a change from Google will again let people reset their meter with a keystroke.
Plus: Updates from GlobalFact 6 and The Verge’s Facebook content moderation expose No. 2.
“When I was a beat reporter, I used to look at national news and say: How can I localize this? I feel like this is the other way around: What’s going on in our community that people can relate to across all platforms?”
“In the U.S., though there are some outlets with populist audiences — such as Fox and HuffPost — it is clear that the majority of outlets have audiences that are predominately non-populist left, such as The New York Times.”
“Our effort here is to understand what political speech looks like in Canada when it comes to advertising.”